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EPA Opens Hurricane Katrina Health Risk Files

Law360 (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to provide access to documents concerning the toxic effects of chemical and oil spills caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in a preliminary agreement with the Natural Resources Defense Council Inc.

Under an order agreed upon on Friday, the NRDC will be allowed for one day to review EPA electronic records regarding government testing and response to the hurricanes in New Orleans and other affected areas. The NRDC requested the so-called “quick peek review” to determine if it will...
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